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Pork & Thai Basil Stir-Fry

Pork & Thai Basil Stir-Fry
with Bok Choy, Sugar Snap Peas, Yellow Squash, Carrots
and Basmati Rice

I haven’t been cooking as much as I’d like to. Getting back into the routine of school, after-school activities, and work, has really taken a toll on the goals I’ve set for myself.

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This was a simple stove-top meal. I used pre-made sauce to make it go a little faster. Continue reading

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The Chives!

Of the four meals that I received from Plated, 2 had fresh chives. I was pretty stoked because I typically use freeze-dried chives because they’re something that I just have in the spice cabinet.

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These are the chives from the Roasted Chicken au Jus. They we salvageable. I ended up losing about half of the chives, but moved on.

I know that this is a fresh item, which is shipped. Sometimes, depending on the season, fresh items get funky faster. Blah, blah, blah.

Whatever. I found a way to make it work. Everyone was happy. There were chives in the dish.

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Melty Monterey Jack Burgers

Melty Monterey Jack Burgers
with Red Onion Jam and Zucchini Fries

Melty Monterey Burgers

I’ve been pretty excited to get a second box from Hello Fresh. I knew the burgers would be a good, simple meal. Everyone in our house likes cheeseburgers. This twist on a classic did not disappoint. Continue reading

Roasted Chicken au Jus

Roasted Chicken au Jus
with Orzo and Peas

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I haven’t breaded chicken without Shake ‘n Bake, so this was something new. Baking in the pan was also something I hadn’t done. I did burn myself, but that was the worst thing about this meal. Continue reading

Steak Frites

Steak Frites
with Creamy Shallot Sauce and Sautéed Spinach

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I was really looking forward to this recipe because I wanted to try the shallot sauce. It looks so good, but so intimidating to make. Much to my surprise, it was pretty simple and quite tasty. Continue reading